Anthropology Undergraduate Program
The Department of Anthropology offers both Honours and Majors degrees concentrating on social and medical anthropology, as well as archaeology. Students are introduced to these fields at both introductory and advanced levels. A wide range of geographical areas are also covered, including Atlantic Canada, Native people of North America, Latin America and Asia.
Courses on geographical areas are offered on a rotational basis. Students are expected to take courses in theory. Courses recommended for Honours are designed to ensure that students acquire a thorough knowledge of anthropological and archaeological theory and research methods, in preparation for graduate study. Based on past experience, the program provides a sound background for post-graduate study.
Courses in Area Ethnographies
These courses are intended to provide a general knowledge of the societies and cultures of selected geographical regions. Note that there are no prerequisites for any of them.
Courses beyond the second level frequently require ANTH 1001 and 1002, or 1303 as well as second year courses as a prerequisite (see course listings for specifics).
Students wishing to be admitted to Honours in Anthropology should study the regulations concerning the BA Honours Program in the calendar and apply in writing to the Department of Anthropology Honours and Majors Advisor.
To earn an Honours degree in Anthropology, a student must complete two of the following: ANTH 1001 , ANTH 1002 , or ANTH 1303 and at least 36 ch of upper level Anthropology courses. Upper level courses must include either ANTH 5701, ANTH 5704 or ANTH 5303 . To remain in the Honours program a student must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) in Anthropology courses and approved substitutes, with no grade lower than 2.7 (B-) in a required course.
To graduate with Joint Honours in Anthropology and another discipline, a student must complete two of ANTH 1001, ANTH 1002 or ANTH 1303 and 24 ch of advanced-level anthropology courses (third, fourth and fifth), including ANTH 5701 and ANTH 5303.
Major and Double Major
To Major in Anthropology, or to complete a Double Major with another discipline and Anthropology, a student must complete two of the following: ANTH 1001 , ANTH 1002 , or ANTH 1303 and at least 24 ch of upper level Anthropology courses, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course.
Minor in Anthropology
To Minor in Anthropology, a student must complete two of the following: ANTH 1001, ANTH 1002 or ANTH 1303, and at least 18 ch of upper level Anthropology courses, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course.